[ESS] sweave and auctex

Mathieu Basille basille at biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr
Tue May 12 09:03:11 CEST 2009

Thx Stephen for the information (and Andreas to work on it!), I totally 
missed it last year, and I really like it now!

Based on Andreas code for .emacs, I have a couple of additional 

- Would it be possible to make 'C-c C-c Sweave' split into two windows 
(like ess-swv-weave does for me) so that we can follow directly what's 
going on, without manually switching to the R buffer? (maybe the 
solution is to actually use ess-swv-weave, but I wasn't able to do that 
based on Andreas code).

- I'm using Rubber to compile LaTeX files 
(http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~beffara/soft/rubber/): this is an amazing 
tool that is able to compile as many times as needed (including BibTeX) 
to get immediately the expected output (pdf for me). It also convert 
images to the correct format (eg. conversion from eps to pdf to get pdf 
outputs). I was able to include it to the 'C-c C-c' list for .tex files 

(eval-after-load "tex"
   '(add-to-list 'TeX-command-list
		'("Rubber" "rubber -d %t && xpdf '%s.pdf'" TeX-run-command nil t) t))

And with quite some success for .Rnw files with adding the following in 
the list of Andreas function 'Rnw-mode-hook:

   (add-to-list 'TeX-command-list
	       '("RubberSweave" "rubber -d %s && xpdf '%s.pdf'" TeX-run-command 
nil t) t)

I'm not sure the code is optimal since I don't understand most of it. 
Note that the -d option is to get pdf outputs from Rubber. Looks like it 
work though, and could be useful to (and certainly improved by) others.


Stephen Eglen a écrit :
> Has this been advertised on ess-help?  The page shows how to call Sweave
> using auctex.
> http://andreas.kiermeier.googlepages.com/essmaterials
> Stephen


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